What we believe

We uphold the Baptist Faith & Message of 2000.



Our Approach

Our Vision

At FBCL, we love Jesus.  We love to do everything we can to make much of Jesus in Word, Worship, Prayer, and Serving.  We urge one another to engage in weekly worship services, connect through DNA Groups, and find places in which to serve one another in the church, community, and home.


To see the kingdom of the world become the kingdom of our Lord and of his Christ, where he shall reign forever and ever. (Revelation 11:15)


We exist to joyfully advance the kingdom of God by making much of Jesus in the Church, Community, and Home.


Our desire is for your heart to encounter Christ through

  • the preaching of God’s inerrant and all-sufficient word,
  • songs that teach us to acknowledge God’s sovereign goodness, confess our brokenness, rejoice in our redemption, and eagerly await our Lord’s return,
  • prayer  that is bible saturated, Christ-exalting, and missions-minded
  • serving one another in unity and love by encouraging, equipping, and admonishing in the faith so that your heart will be set on fire with a radical love for Jesus that shines in the church, community, and home.

Our Story


Jason Plumer

Pastor Jason Plumer has served at First Baptist Church since May 2015. His passion is to see families joyfully advance the kingdom of God by making much of Jesus in the church, community, and home. He has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Public Administration and Political Science from Winona State University in MN, and a Masters of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. He and his wife Stacy were married in 2002. They have five vivacious children Naomi, Ethan, Abigail, Abram, and Elias.  Pastor Jason enjoys reading, playing the piano, outdoor sports such as golf and tennis, and sitting on his porch on summer evenings.

Sonny Barrett

 Youth Leader/Deacon (in-training)


The husband of Audra Barret.  Sonny was raised in Lafayette, LA.  He came to St. Louis in 1993.  He served as an Associate Pastor of Music and Youth at Rock Hill Baptist Church.  He holds a Bachelor's degree in Music and a Minor in Psychology from Louisiana College and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of  Missouri Saint Louis. He holds a Master's Degree in Exercise Physiology from Louisiana Tech University and a Master's in Nurse Anesthesia from Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville.  He currently works in Anesthesia as a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL.

Michael Koen

 Deacon (in-training)


The husband of Marie Koen.  Michael was born in Hillsboro, but raised mostly in Paris, TN.  His family moved there when he was 9 years old. He joined the Air Force after graduation from high school. in 1987 and worked as an aircraft mechanic until stationed at Scott AFB as a First Sergeant in 2005. He currently resides in Carlyle.  Before coming to FBC Lithcfield, he served as deacon and Adult Sunday School teacher for 11 years at First Baptist Carlyle.  He holds an Associates Degree in Aircraft Maintenance Technology and Human Resource Management from the community college of the Air Force. Michael is currently completing a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Theology from Liberty University Online.  He retired from the Air Force in 2008 and works with Marie in a home-based business.

Financial Secretary

Lisa Harbaugh
Financial Secretary

Lisa has been on staff only since October 2015, however, has served others here through the youth & children's ministry as well as done mission work locally and across the country & world. Lisa and her husband Dave have been married since 2004. They have 7 grown children. Dave is the owner/operator of Ours Auto Repair on S. Old Route 66, Litchfield. They enjoy spending their free time with family and friends.


Leslie Staley Leslie and her husband Randy live in Litchfield.  She has served our church in many areas from children's ministry, hospitality, media, and now as custodian.


Hank Leinemann Hank is the husband of Angie Leinemann.  Hank and Angie have faithfully served FBCL in hospitality, sound and media, and as a Sub/part-time custodian.